Oracle Restart Underscore Warning!

Bobby Curtis just posted a great post about adding a database to Oracle Restart, aka srvctl. The post is a must-read, but I do have one thing to add. In Bobby's example, he leaves out the instance_name clause (noted by the -i parameter). This won't cause a problem for (more...)

Views, Datatypes and Nulls

Had an interesting little case come up today when helping a client re-write a view. This legacy application stored a date value as January 1, 1970 when they didn't have a date (basically using it as a de facto NULL). I did my best to lecture the client on why (more...)

Learning to Love the ADR – Part 4: Incident Packaging Service

This post is the fourth (and final) in a short series about Oracle 11g ADR. These posts are based on the presentations I gave at the NoCOUG Summer Conference in August 2011 and at the RMOUG Training Days in February 2012.


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Any DBA that has had to file a (more...)

Learning to Love the ADR – Part 3: Purging (Out With The Old)


This post is the third in a short series about Oracle 11g ADR. These posts are based on the presentations I gave at the NoCOUG Summer Conference in August 2011 and at the RMOUG Training Days in February 2012.

One of the benefits of the new ADR system is the (more...)

Learning to Love the ADR – Part 2: Diagnostic Files and ADRCI

This post is the second in a short series about Oracle 11g ADR. These posts are based on the presentations I gave at the NoCOUG Summer Conference in August 2011 and at the RMOUG Training Days in February 2012.

Wherever the DIAGNOSTIC_DEST is (remember that the default is the $ORACLE_BASE (more...)

Learning to Love the ADR – Part 1: Location, Location, Location!

This post is the first in a short series about Oracle 11g ADR. These posts are based on the presentations I gave at the NoCOUG Summer Conference in August 2011 and at the RMOUG Training Days in February 2012.

The Automatic Diagnostic Repository, or "ADR", is a location on disk (more...)

Me at RMOUG

Here's a quick picture of me during my RMOUG 2012 presentation, giving a tour of the Oracle 11g ADR:

Thanks to Kellyn Pot'Vin for the picture!